Facts & figures about Danish organics

The history of Danish organics starts in the early 1960s where the organic method of cultivation develops from a scientific branch to today's explosive growth in production and sale of organic products.

The share of oganic aggriculture in Denmark is about 10 percent in 2020, and Denmark has the world's highest organic share and the most well-developed organic market.

Organic farms and areas

Status of organic argriculture: Total area of organic farms

Income statement for mixed farms (average)

Unit: DKK '000

Income statement for all farms (average)

Unit: DKK '000

Organic animals

Unit: number

Milk production

Unit: Organic milk ex farm (mkg)

Egg production and production methods

Unit: mkg

Percentage distribution of crop types reported for the organic production area in 2018

Percentage distribution of crop types reported for the total production area in 2018

Organic market

Sales of organic products in the retail sector

Organic product groups' share of total sales of organic food products in the retail market in 2018

Organic market share for selected products in Denmark

The organic consumer's main reasons for buying organic food

When Danes are asked why they buy organic food, the reasons they give are health-based coupled with a wish to contribute to a better environment and higher animal welfare standards.

The 4 principles of organic agriculture

Danish history of organic regulation and food production

The "Danish Organic Model"